Years & Years - 'Communion'

9/10

When the electro pop trio Years & Years first emerged at the end of last year, there was no doubt that they would go on to become one of the biggest newcomers of 2015. And since winning the BBC Sound poll in December, the band have seen their profile sky rocket with a flurry of singles throughout the first half of the year. But finally, seven months later, the band have shared their debut album 'Communion'.

In the build up to this release, Years & Years released about 50% of this record as singles, so there is a good chance you will already know what you are in for. However the unreleased portion of this album is no filler and still manages to maintain the pace and excitement that this record surely needs. With a solid and controlled musical direction, 'Communion' is an extremely well-conceived release with its own unique and contemporary sound.

We all knew it was going to be a smash hit record but it is also good to hear that the band have clearly taken their time over its conception. Each track leads nicely into the next and creates this feeling of ever-growing excitement about listening to it. Something that very few albums manage to capture.

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